Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Into the opening sea

I Want to Free What Waits Within Me

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one has dared to wish for

may for once spring clear
without my contriving.

If this is arrogant, God, forgive me,
but this is what I need to say.

May what I do flow from me like a river,
no forcing and no holding back,
the way it is with children.

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents,
these deepening tides moving out, returning,
I will sing you as no one ever has,

streaming through widening channels
into the open sea.

Source: Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, Ranier Maria Rilke

via Inward/Outward


wilsonian said...

What a great shot to go with this poem...

Heidi Renee said...

thank you - we took it on Monday on Campobello - Liberty Point - it was breath-taking! (and breath-giving!) :) miss you woman!